When you look back on 2020, are you focusing on what you wished you had done? Or do you acknowledge your accomplishments so you can set yourself up for success in 2021? In episode 35 of the Breakthrough Babe Podcast, I’m talking all about the mindset shift you need to make to plan ahead for the new year! I’m also discussing why it’s important to give yourself some credit, AND the things you can do to make 2021 awesome.
But before we dive right in, let me introduce myself in case this is your first visit. I am your host, Jen Gitomer, creator of Breakthrough Babe and author of the best-selling book, Sales in a New York Minute.
And it is time to make massive breakthroughs in YOUR life. With each episode, you are going to move past your fears of asking for the sale, learn to build deep connections that lead to meaningful business results, and master sales strategies that will help you grow and scale your business. Each week, I will be providing you with tips to avoid common mistakes in your business, teach hacks to help you grow and scale faster, and teach you to ALWAYS ask for the sale with confidence.
It is time for you, the Breakthrough Babe, to create more sales, income, and connections in your business. Let’s get started!
In this episode, we are talking all about how to use everything you accomplished this year to plan ahead and set up a foundation for next year. And for even more inspiration, listen to ALL of episode 35 of the Breakthrough Babe Podcast on your fave streaming platform.
I’ve noticed a pattern in many of my conversations with my one-on-one clients. A lot of them are looking back on their year and saying that they wished they had done more. They tend to get frustrated with themselves for the things they didn’t accomplish. Maybe you feel this way about your year too. For us high-achievers, it’s so easy to focus on all the things we still need to do. We feel like we should have accomplished more. But we’re not giving ourselves enough credit for all the things we DID accomplish.
Think back on this year and all the adjustments you had to make. If you’re a parent or step parent, think about all the adjustments you had to make for your family. It’s a LOT! Maybe you had to become a teacher in addition to being an entrepreneur. Maybe you had to put yourself out there in the digital world for the first time. Maybe you launched something completely brand new. Whatever it is, you DESERVE to acknowledge your accomplishments and feel good about it! Remember that you can choose your mindset. You can choose thoughts that leave you frustrated, or you can choose thoughts that make you feel good.
If you’re only focusing on the things you didn’t do, it’s just going to bring you down. You won’t feel proud or motivated to plan ahead well for the new year. You need to give yourself more credit, girl! Everything that you accomplished this year is laying the foundation for next year. Focus on the abundance of what was created this year, rather than the lack. When you’re focusing on the abundance, you’re going to feel so much more positive and excited about your future. That’s going to propel you into making further accomplishments.
I also want you to remember that, whether you fell short of or exceeded your revenue goals for the year, numbers do not define you. The number in your bank account is not who you are. You are so much more than however much you made this year. What kind of person did you become this year? How did you develop your values and ethics? Where did you grow and show resilience? THAT is so much more important than any number.
Jen Gitomer gained her prowess in NYC as both a salesperson and award-winning sales leader for a Fortune 500 company. She left corporate America to fulfill her entrepreneurial dream. Jennifer helps entrepreneurs increase their revenue and profit through her proven sales strategies. In addition to the Breakthrough Business Babe Podcast, Jennifer co-hosts the Sell or Die podcast with her husband, Jeffrey.
She is the best-selling Author of Sales in a New York Minute – 212 Pages of Real-World, Easy to Implement Sales Strategies to Make More Sales, Build Loyal Relationships and Make More Money, the CEO and Founder of Breakthrough Business Babe and a master business growth coach. When she’s not working, you’ll find Jen planning her next Paris trip, taking a yoga class, playing tennis, or hanging out with her family and Cavalier King Charles fur babies.
Here are some practical ways to acknowledge your accomplishments and plan ahead for success in the future:
Remember that you deserve to feel proud of yourself for all that you’ve accomplished! Don’t let the negative thoughts bog you down. Choose to celebrate all that you’ve achieved as the foundation for what’s still to come. You can do it, babe!
Don’t forget to tune in to episode 35 of the Breakthrough Babe Podcast. And if you love this episode, don’t forget to take a screenshot, share it on your Instagram stories and tag me @jengitomer so that we can spread this important message to even more entrepreneurs and biz babes!